Cruise News

May 25 2020 1 7 mins

Cruise News delivers news briefings covering all major cruise lines, cruise ships, cruise ports, and cruise related travel reviews. We cover Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Costa and more.



Social distancing on a cruise ship | Is it worth the trade-offs?
May 25 2020 • 13 min
Is it really practical to practice social distancing on cruises when they start up again? Today we are discussing: •Embarking and Disembarking. •One Way Hallways. •Full Service Buffets. •Open or Closed Pools & Hot Tubs. •Luggage Handling. •Live...


Cruise News May 22nd, 2020
May 22 2020 • 1 min
•Royal Caribbean cancels more sailings. •Norwegian cancels more sailings. •Carnival lays off additional staff. •Royal Caribbean lays off additional staff. •MSC furloughs employees. •Australia, Seychelles and Norway extend port closures. ...


Cruise News May 13th, 2020
May 13 2020 • 1 min
•Royal Caribbean raises $3.3 billion in new capital. •TUI Cruises plans to resume limited services this summer. •Norwegian Cruise Line publishes schedules through 2023. •Oceania Cruises announces 'The Ultimate Sale'. •Disney Cruise Line updates on...



Cruise News May 6th, 2020
May 07 2020 • 1 min
•Norwegian Cruise Line Raises $2 billion in Liquidity. •Norwegian Delays Leonardo Class Ships. •P&O Cruise Line Extends Suspension in Service. •Pullmantur Cruises Extends Cruising Suspension. •Royal Caribbean Extends Cruise with Confidence...


Carnival Cruises Resume Service in August
May 06 2020 • 1 min
Carnival Cruise Line has announced they plan to resume cruising on August 1st. They will initially start cruising out of Galveston, Texas, Miami, Florida, and Port Canaveral, Florida. Carnival also announced they will be canceling all other North...


Crew members still stuck at sea | Cruise Lines Blame the CDC
May 03 2020 • 2 min
Cruise lines still have over 100,000 crew members out at sea. Major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean claim the CDC will not let them disembark crew members in US ports. The CDC refutes this claim and says they just need to sign agreements taking...


Cruise News April 30th, 2020
Apr 30 2020 • 1 min
•Disney Cruise Line extends its cruise suspensions. •Norwegian Cruise Line pays Frank Del Rio a bonus. •Crystal Cruises furloughs employees. •MSC Cruises extends cruising cancellations. •Royal Caribbean's Galvenston cruise terminal is delayed....


Norwegian Cruise Line Update
Apr 28 2020 • 4 min
Norwegian Cruise Line has provided updated financials and cruise booking outlooks for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. We go over what steps Norwegian is taking to conserve cash while cruising is on hold. What options they have available to them and...


Cruise News April 24th, 2020
Apr 24 2020 • 1 min
Crystal Cruises has extended its cruising suspension on all river and ocean cruises. Email: [email protected] Cruise and Maritime Voyages has extended its current sailing suspension until May 24th. Cunard has canceled its operations until...


Cruise News April 21st, 2020
Apr 21 2020
Silversea Cruises announced more flexible booking policies. Carnival Cruise Line details how it plans to help it's travel partners. Windstar announces further suspensions. The MSC Magnifica the last major ship at sea with passengers has returned...


Cruise News - April 19th, 2020
Apr 19 2020 • 1 min
Norwegian Cruise Line has modified its Free at Sea promotion. Disney Cruise Line extends its cruise suspensions. Viking has started taking bookings for its new Mississippi river cruises Antigua commences construction on a new cruise pier. Royal...


Cruise News - April 16th, 2020
Apr 16 2020
Princess Cruise lines the Enchanted Princess delivery has been delayed. Norwegian Cruise Line has rebranded its Mini-Suites as Club Balcony Suites. Royal Caribbean has announced layoffs in relation to its US-based workforce. - Any questions or...


CDC Extends Cruising Suspension 100 days
Apr 10 2020 • 1 min
The CDC has announced an extension to its No Sail Order for all ships docking or departing from US ports. There are still approximately 80,000 crew onboard over 100 ships anchored or near ports around the world.



Would You Take a Health Check To Cruise?
Apr 08 2020 • 4 min
Some of the new policies currently in place required temperature checks as well as signed letters from your doctors certifying you are fit to cruise. Would you be willing to take these extra steps for your vacation? Do you think it is fair? - Any...


CDC Releases New Cruise Guidelines And Other Cruising Headlines
Apr 07 2020 • 1 min
CDC Releases new guidelines for cruise ship travelers.These new recommendations include healthy guests disembarking should get home as quickly and safely as possible and self-quarantine for 14 days.Cruises lines much get travelers directly to their...


Virtual Cruises Now Available And Other Cruise News
Apr 06 2020 • 1 min
Missing being on a cruise? Major and specialty lines have published virtual cruise content to help you get your fix.Viking Cruises has launched viking.tv which includes specialty programming as well as live guest lecturers every...


Cruise Refund Delays
Apr 05 2020 • 2 min
It is currently taking upwards of 60 days to receive a cruise refund in the current climate, in some cases up to 90 days.When most people booked their cruise the original time frame was 5-10 days.Since the suspension of the cruising industry, this has...


Zaandam Finally Permitted to Dock and Other Cruise News for April 3rd, 2020
Apr 03 2020 • 1 min
Princess Cruise Lines Coral Princess which is on her way to Ft. Lauderdale and estimated to arrive on April 4th has now confirmed at least 12 positive cases on board.Holland Americas Zaandam and Rotterdam were permitted to dock at Port Everglades. Any...


Cruise Vessel Rammed and Other Cruise News for April 2nd, 2020
Apr 02 2020 • 2 min
Oasis of the Seas crew tests Positive now at least 51 up from 14. approx 1500 crew members left.Coast Guard directs cruise ships to remain at sea indefinitely with a statement that medevac patients are no longer being accepted. This directly affects the...


Cruise News – April 1st, 2020
Apr 01 2020 • 1 min
Carnivals credit rating from Moodys has been downgraded.With Carnivals 3bln bond sale starting today hoping to find buyers has proven a challenge with Carnival having to offer short term bonds at a whopping 12.5%-13% interest.Carnival estimates a...


Cruise News – March 31st, 2020
Mar 31 2020 • 1 min
Royal Caribbean extends it's Cruise with Confidence program to allow cancellation up to 48 hours prior to a cruise until September 1st, 2020.Norwegian Cruise Line extended it's cruise suspension until May 10th for all of its brands Norwegian, Regent and...


Refund or Future Cruise Credit
Mar 30 2020 • 7 min
With so many cruises being canceled lately, you might find your cruise being canceled yourself. Today we cover if you should take a direct 100% refund or the cruise lines future cruise credit offer. Some offers are as high as 125% FCC.Any questions or...


Cruise Passengers Still Stuck At Sea
Mar 29 2020 • 8 min
Over 10,000 passengers and 3,000 crew are still stuck at sea.Holland Americas Zaandam and Rotterdam get permission to transit Panama Canal. As of Friday 4 people has died onboard the Zaandam and 138 more were sick with flu like symptoms. The Rotterdam...



Royal Caribbean Extends Cruising Suspension
Mar 26 2020 • 6 min
Royal Caribbean has announced a global suspension for an additional 30 days until at least April 12th. We discuss this, refunds, future cruise credit options and more.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? [email protected] news...


Holland America’s Zuiderdam Transatlantic Cruise Review
Aug 01 2019 • 35 min
We recently crossed the Atlantic on Holland America's Zuiderdam. We dive into everything from the guest demographics, food, entertainment and more.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? [email protected] news stories and reviews are...


Cruise Canceled – What did we do?
Jul 26 2019 • 11 min
Often when you book a cruise you select it for the ports of call, the ship, or maybe loyalty to a particular cruise line.One of the pros and cons of cruising is that itineraries sometimes need to change. These can be due to weather, political events, or...


Transatlantic Cruising Questions Answered
Mar 18 2019 • 23 min
One of the biggest concerns people have when cruising, especially when crossing the Atlantic ocean is the weather.In today's episode we cover what do with all of your sea days, and is the weather really something to stress about. Any questions or topics...


Norwegian vs Disney
Oct 14 2018 • 32 min
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) vs Disney Disney Cruise Line (DCL)Today we cover what works for each of these lines and help you decide which might be a better fit for you.Wave phones vs chat appRotational dining vs anytime diningPricingKids ClubsMultiple...


Are Cruise Sales Worth Waiting For?
Sep 14 2018 • 22 min
When they happen every week are they worth checking out?Tracking your cruise price after bookingAre free promotions really free?Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? [email protected] news stories and reviews are just a click away...


Introduction and Cruise Industry Growth
Jul 27 2018 • 19 min
As the cruise industry continues to grow every year, is it getting too big?We discuss the impact on ship sizes, guest experiences and how ports and their cities views are changing on cruise tourism.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover?...


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